The Rising Leaders Network of the New York Housing Conference is proud to host the third Summer Seminar Series, focused on affordable homeownership finance. Although New York City is predominantly a city of renters, the city still contains over 1 million units of owner housing. New York City, like the rest of the country, has a history of racial discrimination in housing that has led to, among other things, a homeownership gap by race, where 43% of White households and 44% of Asian households own their own homes, while only 27% of Black households and 17% of Latinx households own their own homes. In this panel we will talk about existing and potential future financing programs to expand the supply and preserve existing homeownership housing.

When: Thursday, August 18, at 9:30 a.m.



Christie Peale, Executive Director, Center for New York City Neighborhoods
Matthew Dunbar, Chief Strategy Officer and EVP, Habitat for Humanity New York City and Westchester County
Chantella Mitchell, Executive Director of Homeownership Initiatives, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development


Background: NYHC is delighted to bring back our 3-part Summer Seminar Series, designed in collaboration with our Rising Leaders Network, taking a deep dive into topics impacting affordable housing. We were thrilled to kick off the season with an in-person event on June 28th focused on Housing Our Neighbors: NYC’s Next Chapter of Housing Policy! In July we examined NYC’s Housing & Parking Regulations.